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Coffee at Dupuy New Orleans Warehouses Avoids Hurricane Damage

August 29, 2012

Coffee stored at New Orleans warehouses owned by Dupuy Storage & Forwarding LLC escaped damage from Hurricane Isaac, according to Kevin Colley, a company vice president.

Isaac dumped “lots of rain and wind, but no flooding in the city,” Colley said today in an e-mailed response to questions from Bloomberg News. “We have checked our coffee warehouses via remote cameras, and everything is fine.”

Dupuy held about 150,000 bags of coffee, each weighing 60 kilograms, or 132 pounds, according to Colley. About 17 percent of all U.S. green-coffee stockpiles were stored in New Orleans as of July 31, according to the New York-based Green Coffee Association.

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